HR ATELIER: Workshop on HR Toolkits

ISBR recently conducted a workshop called HR Atelier on the 13th of April 2013. With participation from various colleges and in-house students, the event was a successful one.

Today’s corporate sector cannot function without their integral HR department and keeping that in mind the concept of having a workshop on tools required in HR world was conceptualized.

We had dynamic HR professionals like Dr Balaji HR head of Siemens, Ravi Parthasarty from Peoples Plus consultancy, Sreejith Krishnanan L&D, Infosys and MrJohn Bruno from Team Lease for the Guru Talk on HR toolkits like performance management, training and development and Selection, hiring and recruitment.

The guests spoke about how important it is to have good HR skills in today’s corporate environment. They spoke about real time HR scenario and deemed it mandatory for everyone to develop HR expertise.

There were four sessions lined up for the day with guru talks by these eminent HR professionals from the corporate.
Session 1 was a talk on performance management by well known Dr Balaji, HR head from Siemens. He spoke on SLF which is the ‘Siemens Leadership Framework ‘and how this basis of working in their company proves beneficial or their employees. He stressed on the fact that performance matter and for that they make sure that their employees all well trained and up to date so that the company does have to resort to ‘ hire and fire’ policy.
It was a highly enjoyable session that educated the young managers of tomorrow to enhance their HR skills and understand what performance management is all about.
Session 2 was an extension of session 1. The guru talk was by Mr.Ravi Parthasarthy from People’s Plus Consultancy who again emphasized on the importance of performance management, KPI and KPE in the world of HR. His talk was fun and audience engaging which the students found highly relevant in today’s day and age.
Session 3 was on training and development in today’s HR scenario and how companies go about doing it. This talk was given by Mr Sreejith Krishnan from Infosys where he is currently the part of their education and research team. He stressed on how important and necessary it is to train and develop HR professionals and whether HR is one’s major or not, one should develop their HR skills.
Session 4 was by Mr John Bruno, Sales Head Assessments, TeamLease Services Pvt. Ltd. He addressed the students on how Selection, Recruitment and Hiring are done. That was the toolkit he said ends up changing anyone MBA student’s life as one’s career follows that path. He explained to students what temping and permanency in hiring is all about.
All the sessions were highly engaging and student oriented in their delivery. With participants from various colleges the event was a successful one.

Prof Kirti and Prof Dipti were the faculty who were involved in every aspect of planning this workshop and gave students a free hand at handling the event.

The event was hosted by Rashi Sharma, Anjan Srivastava, Pragati Singh and Amrita Nair. Santosh Deepak Dasari was the overall in-charge of the media with reporters Rashi Sharma and Suhansini Rahaman and Mathew Felix and Vishnu were the student coordinators.

Guest Lecture – Chris Moore [Massey University, New Zealand]

ISBR Business School witnessed the presence of an eminent guest speaker Mr. Chris Moore on 7th April 2013. Chris is the Associate Pro Vice-Chancellor (International) and Deputy Director of Teaching and Learning College of Business at Massey University in New Zealand. He started the session with giving an introduction about the University, his job profile and New Zealand.

He continued with talking to the students about the “POWERPLAY PROGRAMME”, which involves students from other nationalities completing a part of their course in New Zealand, as a part of Student Exchange Programme undertaken by the universities. He emphasized on how a programme similar to this can be beneficiary for the Indian students.

Chris then answered the queries the students had, like the career options they have in New Zealand for further studies. Some other important topics were also discussed, like the trade differences between New Zealand and India, the Job opportunities available in New Zealand and the qualifications needed to acquire those jobs.

Retro- A Celebration of House Music

The time machine at ISBR logged on to past golden era of the 60’s and 70’s as the  students organized an event concentrating on the theme “RETRO” on 5th April. The students were all dressed up as the retro superstars and grooved to the music of the yesteryears. The event was packed full of enthralling performances by the students ensured that the audience took a stroll down the memory lane. The day ended with Professor Sailesh complementing it to be “one of the most colorful events of ISBR”.